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Mar 22 2017 (12:23)   12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT) | DOS/Dehri On Sone (6 PFs)

Now On AirTel 4G~   1769 blog posts   12 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2206404            Tags   Past Edits
DFC bridge at Son river complete by 99%.....And work process after son towards Gaya is started....Pic/video taken from 12802 Purushottam exp with #lallaguda wap7

  
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Mar 22 2017 (16:56)
Now On AirTel 4G~   1769 blog posts   12 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2206404-1            Tags   Past Edits
pic/videos updated now....

  
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Today (13:23)
Durgiana Exp needs Buffet Car in LHB Rake*^~   8850 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2206404-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nice pics... good to hear that #EDFC works are starting towards Gaya. Even if this project reaches till Asansol by 2019 Lok Sabha Elections and starts freight train operations then it will be a BIG thing... coming till Dankuni Jn will take time and I have no idea about the MGS-LDH stretch progress :)

  
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rajeevame~   2262 blog posts   75 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2206404-3            Tags   Past Edits
Freights have started plying on the edfc in mgs-dos section I believe

  
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Durgiana Exp needs Buffet Car in LHB Rake*^~   8850 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2206404-4            Tags   Past Edits
The EDFC Facebook Page had uploaded a photo of a WAG-9 hauled Freight train for trial runs which was successful but I have no idea about regular freight train operations on that small stretch. Nitin Sir or Piyush may be able to answer about this stretch :)
  
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Today (13:27)   GT/Ghatkesar (2 PFs) | UBL/WDG-4/12120

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18084 blog posts   38010 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2211326            Tags   Past Edits
UBL WDG-4 12120 leads the twin charge for a BCNHL rake....
  
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Mar 24 2017 (14:24)   11077/Jhelum Express (PT) | AGC/Agra Cantt. (6 PFs)

अथर्व^~   32816 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2209134            Tags   Past Edits
11077 Pune - Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express Arriving Agra Cantt Railway Station with GZB WAP 7 #30257.
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#Atharva070025

  
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Mar 24 2017 (14:26)
★Prayas★*^~   15757 blog posts   54753 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2209134-1            Tags   Past Edits
KK ko kab spot kar rahe ho?

  
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Mar 24 2017 (14:36)
अथर्व^~   32816 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2209134-2            Tags   Past Edits
Parso..

  
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Mar 24 2017 (14:37)
अथर्व^~   32816 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2209134-3            Tags   Past Edits
Parso kya link ayegi btana..

  
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Today (13:28)
अथर्व^~   32816 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2209134-4            Tags   Past Edits
Ab me Agra se Etawah aagya..
  
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Today (12:23)   12333/Vibhuti Express | BSB/Varanasi Junction (9 PFs)

shikharbit987   178 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2211261            Tags   Past Edits
I have to book 2AC or 3AC ticket (for two persons) in Vibhuti Express for Varansi- Durgapur for date 19.04.17. 3AC availability is showing as GNWL/AVAILABLE. What does this mean- are seats available or in waiting? Will I get confirmed seat or waitlisted? Also, 2AC status is WL-1. If I book in 2AC, what are chances of confirmation? Pl. reply.

  
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Today (12:24)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20222 blog posts   94826 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2211261-1            Tags   Past Edits
confirmed

  
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Today (12:46)
shikharbit987   178 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2211261-2            Tags   Past Edits
You mean if I book in GNWL/AVAILABLE, it will be confirmed booking? Can you explain?

  
Today (12:47)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20222 blog posts   94826 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2211261-3            Tags   Past Edits
yes, initially it was in WL only, & then due to many cancellations, seats are avl now.

  
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Today (12:53)
shikharbit987   178 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2211261-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot. In 2AC, WL is 1 only- Will it be definitely get confirmed?

  
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Pran Pratim Ghosh   20222 blog posts   94826 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2211261-5            Tags   Past Edits
It should.
  
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Yesterday (12:16)   Can India’s luxury trains get back on track?

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
Entry# 2211327   News Entry# 297573         Tags   Past Edits
It’s one of the most luxurious ways to travel through India — chugging along on opulent trains such as Royal Rajasthan, Golden Chariot, Deccan Odyssey and Maharaja Express. Yet, for the operators of these trains – mostly State tourism corporations – these are white elephants, slowed down by dismal occupancy levels and prohibitive haulage fees charged by the Indian Railways.
Now, talks are on between the operators, the Railways and the Union Tourism Ministry to try and put these luxury trains back on track. Knocking off haulage charges, exploring a revenue-share model, operating on shorter routes, introducing dynamic pricing a la airfares, improving ticket distribution by putting them on platforms such as Expedia, getting international travel bloggers to experience and write about
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the trains, are some of the ideas being mooted.
Reducing haulage charges “As products they are magnificent, but we need to take an entrepreneurial position rather than a regulatory one,” says Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, pointing out that ticket costs can be moderated only if the Railways cuts haulage charges. This fee is fixed by the Railways taking into account cost of fuel, locomotive, transportation per kilometre, staff and other variables.
At the moment, fares on these trains range between $500 and $1800 per night. Tourism corporations say that 70 per cent of their operating expenditure are for haulage charges. With some trains running at less than 40 per cent occupancy, losses are mounting for operators and their dues to the Railways piling up.
For instance, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) runs two luxury trains, which together owed the Railways over ₹83 crore till mid-2016.
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), which runs Deccan Odyssey, owed the Railways about ₹ 8.08 crore till March 2015. MTDC, which has outsourced the operations of the train to Cox & Kings, is now demanding a 50 per cent drop in haulage charges. Says Arup Sen, Director, Special Projects at Cox and Kings, “The Railways has to rationalise the charges. It is unviable.”
Seeking better marketing But Railway officials counter that lowering haulage charges will result in Indian Railways subsidising even the luxury segment. They say that better marketing by the operators is the solution, and wonder how some operators pull in higher occupancy levels than others.
Karnataka State Tourism Development, which runs Golden Chariot, owes about ₹6.71 crore to the Railways. According to reports, the decade-old train netted ₹52.4 crore as revenue from ticket sales in eight years, but paid ₹52.5 crore as haulage charge to the Railways.
The Palace on Wheels, the first luxury train in India, runs on a revenue-share model, which is what other operators with the exception of MTDC are asking for. But, of late, the Palace on Wheels has seen dwindling demand too – last year, it cancelled a ride for the first time in its 34-year history. This is why the Railways is reluctant to repeat the model.
According to sources, Maharaja Express — operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation — has been making operational profits for the last two years, though it reports only about 40 per cent occupancy. And it also wants to expand to the South.
Billa agrees that stronger marketing effort is needed and talks of holding a competition for global bloggers and inviting the winners to experience the trains. “You need to create an upswell in marketing,” he says.
In Sen’s view, however, there is only one thing that needs to be done to get these trains on track – and that’s address haulage. But theRailways, which is already slowed down by ₹35,000 crore losses in the passenger segment, does not agree.

  
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a2z~   365 blog posts
Re# 2211327-1            Tags   Past Edits
An Independent regulator is required for PPP projects so that there is level playing field. Even if the haulage charge is unreasonably high, the private operator has no option but to pay, as they have no other option. On the other hand IR does not wanting to subsidise the luxury travel is justified.
But what should be the reasonable haulage charges should be decided by an independent regulator keeping in view the haulage charges being collected by other railway systems round the world.
  
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Sikar churu~   95 blog posts
Entry# 2211321            Tags   Past Edits
Sikar fatehpur CRS today jaipur DRM. CRS mumbai
  
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Today (13:18)   19058/Varanasi - Udhna Bholenagari Express | KEQ/Kachhpura | SPJ/WDM-3D/11585

HAPPY COLORFULL HOLI FROM JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   11882 blog posts   21 correct pred (42% accurate)
Entry# 2211318            Tags   Past Edits
Spj blue berry with shining Headlamps tricolour equipped WDM3D crossing kachpura with load of BHOLENAGRI EXPRESS
  
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Today (10:39)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan SuperFast Intercity Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40239

Foamer~   1423 blog posts
Entry# 2211153            Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru - Hassan New Line Inauguration.
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Inaugural train 02679.
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First intra - state Superfast of SBC division apart from UBL JS.
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Source: Self.
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7 posts - Today

  
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Foamer~   1423 blog posts
Re# 2211153-8            Tags   Past Edits
Jubilant crowd. Unexplored line begins. Hitting MPS now . Dust flying. Vast coconut groves.

  
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Foamer~   1423 blog posts
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Not yet there.

  
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Today (13:13)
Foamer~   1423 blog posts
Re# 2211153-10            Tags   Past Edits
At Solur. No halt. People awaiting everywhere along the route.

  
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Today (13:22)
Foamer~   1423 blog posts
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Best ever spot for railfanning !!!!!!!!!!
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Besides Bengaluru - Mangaluru NH . After Solur.
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Now crossed Tunnel between Solur and Thippasandra, ripped past at MPS.

  
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Today (13:26)
Rockstar Hubbali Janshatabdi~   1929 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2211153-12            Tags   Past Edits
SWR should also run passenger trains/DEMU in this route.
Train Status: 6m late
Last Update: at GMO/Netaji SC Bose Junction Gomoh @ Today (13:11)
Next Station: CRP/Chandrapura Junction
Next Halt: CRP/Chandrapura Junction


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▀▄▀▄▀▄ αиιкєт ▄▀▄▀▄▀~   4473 blog posts   334 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2211306-1            Tags   Past Edits
at GMO/Netaji SC Bose Junction Gomoh: 6m late
departed on time

  
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Today (13:12)
▀▄▀▄▀▄ αиιкєт ▄▀▄▀▄▀~   4473 blog posts   334 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2211306-2            Tags   Past Edits
Curving Out of GMO

  
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Today (13:22)
▀▄▀▄▀▄ αиιкєт ▄▀▄▀▄▀~   4473 blog posts   334 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2211306-3            Tags   Past Edits
Arrived at the first halt after GMO... @TELO at PF#2
HTE-BWN PSG on PF#1 with TATA WAM-4 21299

  
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▀▄▀▄▀▄ αиιкєт ▄▀▄▀▄▀~   4473 blog posts   334 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2211306-4            Tags   Past Edits
HTE-BWN PSG departed from PF#1.
We are still waiting
  
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Yesterday (20:08)   15656/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra - Kamakhya Express

ALI™~   1161 blog posts   2143 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2210764            Tags   Past Edits
15656/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra - Kamakhya Express at spj

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3 posts - Today

  
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My new name Divans Aught Yup^~   32194 blog posts   23040 correct pred (76% accurate)
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The cleanest station which I saw ever was SVDK, NBQ, RNY, NDLS, NZM, BCT etc etc

  
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Today (13:16)
©The Dark Lord™~   5719 blog posts
Re# 2210764-19            Tags   Past Edits
NDLS clean hai? Majaak mat karo yaar.

  
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CA~   834 blog posts   12 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2210764-20            Tags   Past Edits
NDLS ka cleanliness ghatiya hai...qa mazak krte ho yr???aur agr cleanliness criteria hai to fir Surat/BCT/Bilaspur/Vasco​/Rajkot ke baare me qa kahoge.....
and SPJ division ke Madhubani & Sagauli are considered as the dirtiest stations​ of IR.

  
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My new name Divans Aught Yup^~   32194 blog posts   23040 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2210764-21            Tags   Past Edits
Mujhe to clean hi dikhta h, khaaskar pichle kuch months se sirf pf2-3 ko chod kr jaha tejas khadi h,
New delhi new h aur old delhi shi me old h, old delhi sbse dirtiest h

  
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©The Dark Lord™~   5719 blog posts
Re# 2210764-22            Tags   Past Edits
NCT k sabhi stations gande hai ANVT ko choor k, chahe wo NDLs ho ya Delhi ya NZM.
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